Travelport’s Albatross: Rationalizing Apollo, Galileo And Worldspan

Travelport executives have said little about their strategy since affiliates of Siris Capital and Evergreen Coast Capital took the company private last May, but something must be done. According to experts, a top priority is rationalizing its three core global distribution systems.

Travelport has maintained three systems since it acquired Worldspan in 2007. A decade earlier, predecessor company Galileo International committed to keeping both the Apollo and Galileo systems going.

Travelport executives over the years argued that having three systems did not put the company at a significant cost disadvantage relative to competitors. Nobody's . . .

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Jay Campbell

Author: Jay Campbell

Jay Campbell in 2004 created travel business newsletter The Beat, in 2006 co-founded Travel Procurement magazine and in 2010 integrated them with Business Travel News. He served as editorial director until 2013. Jay made his travel industry media debut in 1993 at the Air Travel Journal of Boston while earning his undergraduate degree in journalism at Boston University.
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